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VOLUME 1 - ISSUE 17

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31th AUGUST 2011

KAWASAKI WINS WOMEN’S MX TITLE FORD READYING FOR RALLY

WALLABIES BEAT KIWIS

KELLY’S ON THE HOLDEN HUNT


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KELLY’S CHASING

HOLDEN FACTORY

DEAL The Castrol EDGE backed Kelly Racing Team are eyeing off the Holden Factory Team contract when it becomes available at the end of the 2012 season.

of V8 Supercars and certain powerbrokers pushing the barrow that we should be getting involved with another manufacturer, because we have superb facilities and no manufacturer deal.

Kelly’s Racing’s new CEO John Crennan has put to end any further speculation of the teams allegiance once the car of the future is introduced in 2013.

“I’m getting tired of these people putting out this line – it would disturb our goal of replacing HRT as the main Holden team at the end of their contract.”

“We want to stay loyal to Holden,” Crennan told Auto Action.

Walkinshaw Racing is currently the Holden factory team but have suffered through a tumultuous year both on and off the track, with an internal restructure taking place as well as poor luck on track.

“There seems to be an enormous amount of keenness on behalf


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Ford WRC Team

Oz

getting ready for With the Australian round of the World Rally Championship in Coffs Harbour just around the corner, the Castrol EDGE backed Ford Rally Team is keen to break into the top two positions. The Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team is running second in the Manufacturers’ Championship behind powerhouse Citroen and the individual driver standings mirror the Manufacturers’ Championship. Abu Dhabi Ford drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala are running in third and forth respectively, behind the Citroen pair Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier. The championship touches down in Coffs Harbour for a revamped Australian Rally, moving from the Northern Rivers

region, the Coffs Harbour roads have never been used for a World Rally before. Rally Australia is a combination of road and dirt stages, all drivers will be on par with each other with the new stages, giving the Ford pair an added chance to break past Sebastien Ogier in championship points. The WRC drivers will take on the nightly Super Special Stages on the marina, a specialty of the Australian Rally, with less than a minute interval between cars and greater viewing access it is a crowd favourite. The Australian round of the World Rally Championship will be at Coffs Harbour, September 8-11, with the Super Special Stages at the Coffs Harbour Marina.


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BREAK THE

DROUGHT!

The Australian Wallabies are the 2011 Castrol EDGE Tri Nations champions after defeating the New Zealand All Blacks 25-20 at Suncorp Stadium.

to Kurtley Beale for the try, however tensions remained high for the final 20 minutes after Cooper failed to increase the gap to a converted try.

The win was nineteen years in the making and the title 10 years, with the Australians last winning on Queensland soil against the All Blacks in 1992 and last taking the Tri Nations title in 2001.

Despite some swift offensive moves by the New Zealanders, the Australians held strong with the score line at 25-20 in the Australians favour after the full time buzzer.

The game broke the drought in more ways than one – Brisbane’s wettest conditions in some time added another element to the game and ensured the ground marker was kept busy – having to repaint the ground five times before the match! The Wallabies started the scoring with a Quade Cooper penalty goal in the fifth minute of the game and proceeded to dominate the rest of the first half with two converted tries from Will Genia and Radike Samo and another Quade Cooper penalty goal. Scoring only three points before the half time break the All Blacks came out firing, holding majority of the possession throughout the remaining 40 minutes they boosted the scoreline to 20 all with 59 minutes on the clock. It took less than two minutes for the Wallabies to hit back with Digby Loane breaking the defensive line before offloading


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NEW

EDGE LAUNCHES!

The new formula Castrol EDGE – Castrol’s best oil yet – was launched in conjunction with the Castrol EDGE Tri-Nations at Suncorp Stadium. The inclusion of Titanium Fluid Strength Technology ensures the new formula Castrol EDGE is up to 40% stronger at reducing metal-to-metal contact when under the most intense pressures. It’s also up to 35% stronger for longer in maximum endurance testing. Accompanying the revised formula will be an update of the Castrol EDGE logo to reflect the inclusion of the Titanium Fluid Strength Technology. The new Castrol EDGE with Titanium is being rolled out nationally in the coming weeks, with it’s public launch expected at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.


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HOLDING ON

Chris Holder is still in the direct qualification hunt in the Speedway Grand Prix despite another lowly scored event at the Torun stadium in Poland.

seven points, however the big talking point was the performance of Australian wildcard – Darcy Ward – who, on his Grand Prix debut stood on the podium beside winner, Andreas Jonsson and Jarek Hampel.

Holder – who has to finish in the top eight to get through currently sits seventh, with triple World Champion, Nicki Pedersen looming ominously in the ninth spot.

Current World Champion, Tomasz Gollob was taken to hospital with concussion after a heat 17 crash.

Holder finished the Torun Grand Prix with seven points – missing the semi-finals on countback. His fellow Australian, Jason Crump also scored

Evergreen American, Greg Hancock still comfortably leads the Championship from Hampel and Gollob.


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Meghan Rutledge

wins Australian Women’s MX Championship 16-year-old Kawasaki rider Meghan Rutledge has taken the 2011 Australian Women’s MX Championship in a spectacular round win at Coolum over the weekend. In only her first year in senior competition, she took all five moto wins and even led by more than a minute in some races despite the extremely wet and muddy conditions. “I’m stoked to win, I can’t really put it any other way. I’m speechless,” said Rutledge. “I didn’t expect to be as dominant but after the first race when

I won by a fair bit, I just wanted to win every moto by as big a gap as I could.” Rutledge’s mechanic Ben Lane who normally crews for her male counterpart Dean Ferris on the Castrol-backed Monster Kawasaki team was extremely impressed with the 16-year-old’s efforts saying, “I’ve never seen anything like it! “Meghan’s style and the way she rides is unreal, especially for her age. She was probably the youngest one out there. It was definitely a good day. She made standing around in the rain worth it.”


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W

e rarely get to see World Rally Championship drivers out of their racing suit and without the pressure of a competitive round beating down on them, but Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team driver Jari-Matti Latvala has released a behind the scenes video for his fans. The five minute clip shows where the driving ace came from, along with a couple of fast toys and trophy’s, filmed in Latvala’s home country Finland it is a true insight into what makes a World Rally Championship driver tick! The clip can be viewed at www.youtube.com/fordwrc

Behind the Scenes

with Ford WRC driver

Jari-Matti Latvala


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SHANNON’S SUPERCAR SHOWDOWN In the latest edition of the Shannon’s Supercar Showdown, in a shock, highly fancied kart racer, David Sera was eliminated. The 10 times national champion went into the Series as one of the real favourites. Now the Series at its halfway point, there are still two lady racers left in the pack chasing down a drive at Bathurst with the Castrol-backed Kelly Racing team alongside Grant Denyer.

Name: Hayley Swanson Age: 23 Lives: Victoria With the girls severely outnumbered on the Shannon’s Supercar Showdown, Hayley Swanson has outdone a number of the boys making it into the top five. Bringing glamour into the sport Hayley dons the high heels as a part-time model and brand ambassador but feels much more at home in a racing suit. Only beginning her racing career in 2009, racing her own Subaru WRX STi in super sprints she has quickly progressed to the #43 Hooters Aussie Racer in 2011. With both talent and good looks, Hayley is one to watch both on and off track in the world of motorsport.

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